Professional Experience

Professional Licensure, Interests and Expertise

  • Licensed in Minnesota
  • State Board Approved Supervisor
  • Qualified Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner, 2018
  • Internal Family Systems model (Richard Schwartz) training ongoing since 2015
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training completed October 2015
  • Master Usui Reiki training and certification completed in November 2010
  • Master Karuna Reiki training and certification completed in March 2011
  • Emotional Freedom Technique certification, 2010
  • Earth-based and shamanic courses with various healers ongoing since 2005
  • Forgiveness/Self Mastery program with Mary Hayes Grieco, certified in 2008
  • PREPARE/ENRICH certified (couples inventory)
  • Body-mind medicine study, ongoing
  • Spirituality as a key support in the change process, ongoing
  • Body-mind integration, ongoing
  • Creativity & the arts as resources for therapeutic change, ongoing

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Member since 2000
  • Member of the Minnesota Chapter of American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy

Education

  • Master of Science, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journalism, 1988

Professional Experience

Integrative Psychotherapist / Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2011-current
 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Co-Founder at Compass Center for Healing, Stillwater, MN, 2008-2011. I was part of a small team that created an integrative, collaborative healing center that includes a number of holistic practitioners from a wide variety of body-mind healing disciplines, a yoga & movement studio, and a local arts gallery. Offered a number of retreats, groups, and co-facilitated a retreat to Peru in Winter 2010.
 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Hudson Counseling Services, private practice 2000-2009. I provided individual, couples, and family therapy in a clinical setting for a wide variety of mental health issues. I created the following offerings:
 
  • Presentations on Mind-Body Integration for the Hudson Hospital
  • Began expansion of Mind-Body offerings at HCS which included creating collaborative therapy services with an energy therapist
  • Presentations on Post-partum Depression for the Hudson Hospital
  • Grief Education and Support Group
  • Chronic Pain Management & Support Group
  • Inner Source Women’s Day Retreats
  • Women’s Personal Growth & Spirituality Support Groups
Lecturer/facilitator, UW-Stout, Marriage & Family Therapy Program, Spring Semester 2007, “Practical Applications of Marriage & Family Therapy.” I lectured, provided and graded assignments, and mentored a group of 12 students.
 
In-home Family Therapist, Family Based Therapy Associates, Coon Rapids, Minn., 1998 through 2001. I worked with families, couples, individuals, and groups; provided in-home family therapy to families with children at risk of placement and to multiple-issued families referred for Family Preservation services as well as correctional orders; worked collaboratively with community resources.
 
A variety of positions in writing, journalism, and corporate communications throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.